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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: what x series should I go with?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: what x series should I go with?

I run my X230 with 8GB RAM, a 256GB mSATA SSD with W7 in the WWAN slot, and a 500GB 7200rpm HD for storage in the main drive bay. That HD is set to switch off after 3 minutes non-use to save battery. Mine has also been updated with nitrocaster 's FHD-mod. X230 can take up to 16GB RAM and has a backl...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Best Solid State Hard Drive or Hybrid Hard Drive for X61 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Best Solid State Hard Drive or Hybrid Hard Drive for X61 ?

The caddy is only ca. 7mm high, as would be that drive.
When using standard 9.5mm rubbers you'd need that carton to fill the 2.5mm gap.
With 7-to-9.5mm rubbers you'd be good to go, but those rubbers are expensive and hard to find.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Need Repair Shop Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Need Repair Shop Recommendations

It will be cheaper and easier to replace the motherboard. Check the HMM for illustrated instructions: https://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm_pdf/43y6629_05.pdf And check my website: http://theboardroom.info/stock.html where I offer a T400 mobo complete with CPU/fan/wifi/chassis. Only $40 shipped. Or ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p with R52 ATI board
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: T42p with R52 ATI board

Have a look at my list of T4x and R5x motherboards: http://theboardroom.info/ibm_list.html There are more than 100 varieties, I gave up collecting more info 5 years ago. EVERY motherboard in that list will fit in EVERY T4x/R5x chassis, apart from the R50e and R51e, which have no opening for the dock...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Whats The Best most compatable Wireless AC Wifi for W520
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Whats The Best most compatable Wireless AC Wifi for W520

With a modded BIOS (whitelist removed) the Atheros AR9380/AR5BXB112 is even better and faster (450mbps).
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W520 screen replacement. Suggestion on after market screens.
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Thinkpad W520 screen replacement. Suggestion on after market screens.

xsixt wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:18 pm
The W520 does not come with an IPS option. However the FHD option (TN) has Wider viewing angles than a crap/cheap TN screen.
Correct.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Best Solid State Hard Drive or Hybrid Hard Drive for X61 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Best Solid State Hard Drive for X61 ?

It'll fit.
Just add a piece of 2.5mm carton to stop that drive from 'flapping'.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Best Solid State Hard Drive or Hybrid Hard Drive for X61 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Best Solid State Hard Drive for X61 ?

I doubt you'll find a 2GB SSD, even a 2GB HDD is nearly impossible. :lol: On the other hand, 2TB is available nowadays, but at a hefty price. Samsung 850 (EVO, or rather: Pro) and Crucial MX300 come to mind. Read up on them on the likes of Anandtech. No experience with either since I don't need such...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind

There is a relatively easy method. Insert your USB-key, then boot up. Immediately press F12 for a list of bootable items. Most likely this will be CD first, HD or SSD second, and now your USB as third option. Press Arrow down 2 times to go to USB Press Enter to select and boot from USB, that is it. ...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: THinkpad 755CV/CDV LCD Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: LF: THinkpad 755CV/CDV LCD Cover

Check the HMM tpvol3.pdf , 6010 LCD cover on page 454 ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/IBM_PC_BBS/mobiles/tpvol3.pdf I have a complete 12.1" lid with XGA LCD (see above link), that will fit on (among others) 760E and 760X. It measures ca. 8-1/4" x 11-5/8" (21 x 29.5 cm). If that works for you, $25 shipped.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: SELLING MY VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: SELLING MY VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION

You should either change the Tbilisi, Georgia location in your eBay account, or create a new eBay account with location Arlington - VA, USA and post your items there. Personally I wouldn't like this kind of eBay info: International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges. I...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo shows off an absurd laptop concept with a flexible screen
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Lenovo shows off an absurd laptop concept with a flexible screen

+ 1.
My cell phone gets used maybe once a month (if I remember to bring it), I have never used internet on it.
Because I have absolutely no interest in this accident-causing, anti-social, overpriced piece of technology.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind

Press F1 to get into BIOS Press Arrow right 3 times to go to the Security tab Press Arrow down 4 times to go to the Virtualization tab Press Enter to select it Press Enter again to select the first tab, which is Intel Virtualization Technology Press Arrow down 1 time to go to Enable Press Enter to s...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1245
Views: 147601

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

And as usual, they're not saying anything about a possible retro.. Just yapping a few seconds about a "full back featured [...] from history, mixed with most modern features from today"????????????? The guy must be retarded... Most "modern today" is supposedly the T470, which makes you already sick,...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 701ds for sale on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: 701ds for sale on eBay

At a (guessed) weight of 12 Lbs. (5.45 KG) in a box of (guessed) 20" x 15" x 4" via USPS Priority Mail Int'l: $88.35 Add $7 for an insured value of $800 https://postcalc.usps.com/Calculator/MailServices?country=10150&ccode=GB&omil=False&dmil=False&mdt=6%2F20%2F2017&mdz=14%3A29&m=7&dvi=500&p=12&rect=...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Choice of a Thinkpad model
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Choice of a Thinkpad model

X61 is NOT Libreboot-capable.

X200s and X200t (tablet) are also Libreboot-capable.
I have such an X200s with a perfect 1440x900 LED screen for sale.
PM me if interested.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Choice of a Thinkpad model
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Choice of a Thinkpad model

Welcome to the forum. With Libreboot you are limited to only a few Thinkpad laptops, see this: https://libreboot.org/docs/hardware/ Lenovo ThinkPad - X60/X60s - X60 Tablet - T60 (some exceptions) - X200 - R400 - T400 - T500 - W500 X60/T60 are limited to max. 3GB usable RAM The others are limited to ...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: My keyboard goes crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: My keyboard goes crazy

Check the keyboard settings and driver in Control Panel.
Also check Region and Language settings there.
Switch off, then unplug/reseat the keyboard and/or try another one.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad L430/L530 and later Series
Topic: BIOS password LOCKED L460 HELP?!
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: BIOS password LOCKED L460 HELP?!

You're out of luck there.
The EEPROM on newer models (since T440/L440 etc.) is completely different from previous chips.
Any previous solutions that you may have found, are no longer possible.
Apart from that, this Forum does NOT allow to discuss such a password removal.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T40 won't recognize new clock battery.
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Thinkpad T40 won't recognize new clock battery.

Dead battery or maybe corroded/loose contact(s) on the mobo.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: OS/2
Topic: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017

I assume you have the USB FDD and Legacy Floppy Drives activated in BIOS/Startup/Boot?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 206
Views: 169415

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Wow, that's sickening!

And I agree, the EU looks like it will soon loose its U and be just E.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: OS/2
Topic: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017

Get a USB floppy drive and/or burn CDs on another machine.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: 170w VS 90w
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: 170w VS 90w

AFAIK the 170W (with "regular" barrel-type DC-plug) was issued only for W700, and (with "keyed" barrel-type DC-plug) for W520 + W530 with extreme quad-core CPU. The W510 and the dual-core W520/W530 models "only" need the 135W charger. Newer/later models have flat/slim DC-plugs and soon there will be...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: When the power button trick comes in handy.
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: When the power button trick comes in handy.

And believe it or not: just holding the power button down for ~20 seconds does the same! Been there, done that.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Where does the black modem wire connect on the T61P?
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Where does the black modem wire connect on the T61P?

Check roughly in the middle of the space under the wifi-card.
The modem slot-opening is almost hidden by the black tape covering the mobo.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 701ds for sale on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: 701ds for sale on eBay

No it only ended!
See my list above of ENDED UNSOLD eBay sales (UNsold have a black price, sold ones have a green price).
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD - Lenovo T420s
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: FS - Lenovo T420s

You can create a free picture account, e.g. at https://imgur.com/
Then take your pictures, upload them to imgur, and post the link to them here.
That's all.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 701ds for sale on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: 701ds for sale on eBay

He's been trying desperately to flog this for a while now:
Price Ending
$859 05/18
$829 05/23
$819 05/28
$799 06/02
$899 06/07
$879 06/12
$839 06/14

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